Prep Baseball Report

2023 CHSAA Season Preview: Lewis-Palmer HS

Caleb Dameron
PBR Colorado Staff

The Colorado high school season is nearing quickly, and we're here to cover it. Over the next several weeks, leading up to opening day, we'll publish our team previews ahead of the 2023 spring season, touching on programs spanning all state classifications, leading into a countdown through the official PBR Colorado Preseason Power 25 Rankings.

Team: Lewis-Palmer
League: Pikes Peak
2022 Record: 14-10 / 12-8 Conference
Classification: 4A
Head Coach: Brett Lester
Years at the Helm: 8

The Lewis-Palmer Rangers have a great blend of established seniors and young talent coming into 2023 that has them excited. This squad will likely be led by senior Matt Rhoades who hit .438 last year and posted a 1.82 ERA with 48 Ks in just 34.2 innings pitched. Head coach Brett Lester also has plenty of experience as skipper of the Rangers for nearly 10 years now. This team could certainly surprise people in 4A baseball in 2023. 



Matt Rhoades: LHP/1B
24 GP, .438 BA, 1.249 OPS, 25 RBI, 7 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR
8 APP, 1.82 ERA, 5-1, 34.2 IP, 48 Ks

Caleb Pepper: INF/RHP
24 GP, .312 BA, .959 OPS, 25 RBI, 5 2B, 7 3B
12 APP, 4.55 ERA, 2-2, 20 IP, 20 Ks

Blake Nelson: C/P
24 GP, .393 BA, 1.133 OPS, 14 RBI, 7 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR
7 APP, 9.48 ERA, 0-3, 20.2 IP, 20 Ks

Chance Hughson: OF/LHP


John Raine: OF/C
23 GP, .270 BA, .832 OPS, 6 RBI, 2 2B, 2 3B

Danny Cook: INF


Impact Underclassmen:

Hunter Morgan: OF

JW Babbitt: RHP

Jake Provincio: RHP

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